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Santa Teresa Costa Rica
Surfing in Santa Teresa and Malpais Costa Rica

A chill vibe and hot surfing in Malpais Costa Rica

When you visit Malpais Costa Rica, on the southern Nicoya Peninsula, be prepared to relax and unwind. This area of the country is so laid-back, that when you’re there it feels as if you’ve left the rest of the world off somewhere else, vaguely in the background. And that’s a good thing. Besides being simply...
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What to do in Santa Teresa?

Santa Teresa is a beach on the Nicoya Peninsula best know for its beaches and surfing, but what else is there to do there? Activities in the area range from the adventurous to the relaxed.  Renting an ATV  or going on a horseback tour are both good options to explore the beaches, rivers and mountains...
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Yoga instructor Nancy Goodfellow at Pranamar Villas on Santa Teresa Beach, Costa Rica

A talk with Nancy Goodfellow: Yoga teacher, hotelier and lover of life

Nancy co-owns Pranamar Villas, along with her mother, who was the first of the two to discover the natural beauty of Costa Rica.  Native to San Diego, California, Nancy moved to Costa Rica over 20 years ago in search of a simpler life in connection with nature. With the objective of catering to needs of...
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Santa Teresa Costa Rica schoolchildren with Aprendiendo Unidos

How to give back while traveling to Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Many vacationers want to give back while traveling to the communities they visit. In Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, two top hotels share a heartfelt initiative that makes it easy for their guests to feel good about supporting the community there. Hotel Tropico Latino and Florblanca Hotel implement the “$5 Check Out Program” that allows their...
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Yoga in Costa Rica

Where do those funny names for yoga poses come from?

Have you ever wondered where those funny names for yoga poses come from? For example, what is Adho Mukha Svanasana? And how do you pronounce it! Yoga postures – asanas – are given traditionally in the ancient language of Sanskrit. For more than 2,000 years, Sanskrit has been a classic literary language of India and...
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Santa Teresa Costa Rica lifeguards

Lifeguards & ocean safety in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Summertime in the popular beach town of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica means it’s time to hang out on the beach soaking in the sun and playing in the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean. It’s a great time to have fun with family and friends on a Costa Rica beach vacation. On the southern Nicoya Peninsula, Santa...
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Pave the Road initiative in Costa Rica

Santa Teresa Costa Rica gets clean air with Pave the Road Costa Rica

Come January 2016, schoolchildren in the southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica will hopefully breathe easy with cleaner air. Roads in front of seven elementary schools in the region, that are now unpaved dustbowls, will be the first in Costa Rica to be made of recyclable plastic, thanks to the Pave the Road initiative. The...
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Surf classes at Pranamar Villas

Why you should make your next vacation in 2016 a surf yoga retreat in Costa Rica

If learning to surf is on your life wish list and you enjoy yoga – or vice versa – it’s time to make your next vacation in 2016 a surfing and yoga retreat in Costa Rica. From the rush of catching your first wave to the complete blissful relaxation of yoga on the beach at...
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Family travel to beach Costa Rica

It’s a kids’ paradise in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

There is so much to do and see in Costa Rica that families with kids can go nearly anywhere and be happy. What child, teen or adult wouldn’t appreciate rainforest exploring, canopy zip-lines, surfing, snorkeling, nesting sea turtles, endless beaches, and plenty of wild animals and cool bugs, plants and trees? One of the best...
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Yoga poses on the beach

6 Reasons Why Beach Yoga in Costa Rica is Best

Practicing yoga outdoors has many benefits, especially at the beach. In addition to beautiful scenery and fresh air, it takes balance, concentration and strength to hold yoga poses in the sand, so you get more of a workout. Here are six reasons why yoga is fun on the beach, from Nancy Goodfellow, resident yoga instructor...
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Organic tomatoes at Hacienda Okhra

Organic cuisine scene in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

In Santa Teresa, Costa Rica, organic healthy living is alive and well – especially at Pranamar Oceanfront Villas & Yoga Retreat. Budda Eyes Restaurant at the beachfront Santa Teresa Costa Rica hotel is dedicated to serving healthy, nourishing and innovative cuisine. “At Pranamar we try to satisfy not only your stomach, but also your soul...
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Women surfers in Costa Rica

Girls Rule: Women-only surf retreats in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

There are women-only professional clubs, women-only gyms, women’s athletic events, and girls also rule at Pura Vida Adventures surf retreats in Costa Rica. Founded 10 years ago by surfer Tierza Eichner, Pura Vida Adventures brings women from the U.S. and other countries to the pristine beaches and rocking waves of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica for...
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Pranamar Villas yoga Santa Teresa Costa Rica

An oasis of serenity at Pranamar Villas yoga studio in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

I am never the same person walking into a yoga studio as when I leave. Usually I am always rushing to get to class, arriving just in the nick of time to get my mat laid out, and frantically trying to breathe my way into calm, poised relaxation. After an hour or so of stretching,...
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Cabuya Island at low tide

2 Fun and easy day trips from Santa Teresa Costa Rica

There are many attractions on the southern Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica, but few visitors explore the tiny fishing village and mysterious island of Cabuya. Cabuya is known as the gateway to the Cabo Blanco Absolute Nature Reserve, Costa Rica’s first privately protected reserve at the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula. Seven kilometers after...
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Waterkeepers clean water

Keeping water clean in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

“Without water, there can be no life. Without clean water, there can be no healthy life.” This is the driving force behind the worldwide environmental organization Waterkeeper Alliance. Based in the United States, the Waterkeeper Alliance aspires to protect every major watershed around the world, to advocate for every person’s right to clean water and...
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Standup Paddle Boarding Santa Teresa

Go Stand-Up Paddling in Santa Teresa Costa Rica

One of the best places in Costa Rica for Stand-Up Paddle Boarding is in Santa Teresa Costa Rica on the Nicoya Peninsula. SUP (Stand-up paddling) is a great all-body workout, is relatively easy to learn, and is lots of fun. Surfers started using Hawaiian-style stand-up paddle boarding as a way to keep fit when there...
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Wedding destination Santa Teresa Costa Rica

Santa Teresa is top place for Costa Rica destination weddings

Why is Costa Rica one of the most popular places in the world to have a destination wedding? According to the experts, it’s due to affordability, great weather, natural scenic beauty, ease of travel, and first-class services. Approximately two million people in the United States get married each year, according to The Huffington Post, and...
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Costa Rica national surf competition set for Santa Teresa

Santa Teresa waves star in Costa Rica surf competition

Santa Teresa’s awesome waves will be in the limelight once again as top Costa Rica surfers roll into the Pacific Coast town at the end of April for the fifth 2014 Olympus National Surfing Circuit competition. The COPA Unit tournament will be held April 26 and 27 at the spectacular beach of Santa Teresa, Costa...
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Beachfront Hotel Tropico Latino at Santa Teresa

Hotel Tropico Latino in Santa Teresa Costa Rica refines a new image

Reinventing a business is a process not every company takes the time to tackle. It is like soul-searching. Who are we? What are we about? What are we doing and why? And it is the most urgently talked about business concept over the past five years. After 15 years in business, Hotel Tropico Latino at...
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Ocean pollution kept at bay on Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

I’ve been reading about ocean pollution, and the facts are really quite shocking. Apparently, it was once a common practice to “get rid of trash” by dumping it into the ocean, and there was even a positive catchphrase: “The solution to pollution is dilution.” People assumed that the oceans were so vast and deep that...
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Spa Natural at Hotel Tropico Latino

Beachfront bliss at Hotel Tropico Latino's Spa Natural in Costa Rica

When you finally arrive to your destination on vacation, there is no better way to slip into full relax mode than with a massage. It really is amazing what a professional therapist can do in 60 or 90 minutes to make your muscles and body loosen up and bring you bliss and well-being. Massage therapy...
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Yoga retreats at Hotel Tropico Latino in Costa Rica

Yoga retreats revitalize in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Looking for a relaxing, restoring and uplifting vacation? Try a yoga retreat. A yoga retreat is not only yoga – add in getting away from it all to a beautiful and sunny place, exercise that makes you feel good, healthy and delicious cuisine prepared for you (as in, you didn’t have to cook it!), nature or...
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